Perk Up With Pretty Paper + Office Supplies

Time to buy that fancy ballpoint pen. 

Did you know that April is National Card and Letter Writing Month? At first glance, one might assume that this is just another superfluous national observance. At second glance, though, one might realize that National Card and Letter Writing Month is the perfect reason to stock up on all the pretty pens, custom-crest stationery, foiled envelopes and otherwise fancy, fluffy office supplies on the market. In doing so, one would be recognizing the national observance, which makes purchasing pretty paper goods (in excess) totally acceptable. Admirable, really.

If I haven't convinced you to go out and blow some dough at a your local Paperie yet — I feel confident that my picks for pretty paper and office products below will get the job done.

Organize + Utilize

Organization is key to staying productive — you might as well make it pretty! Gussy up your workspace with gilded wire organizers, chic tools and a darling dachshund stapler. Each piece brings structure and purpose to your desk, while the gold finishes add a sophisticated touch.

Desktop Drawer Set

Desktop Drawer Set

Photo by: Target

Target

Desktop Drawer Set, $22, target.com

Gold Office Organizer

Gold Office Organizer

Photo by: Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Magazine + File Stand, $24, anthropologie.com

Kate Spade Office Set

Kate Spade Office Set

Photo by: Kate Spade

Kate Spade

For Good Measure Desk Set, $48, katespade.com

Pup Stapler

Pup Stapler

Photo by: Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Sweet Stapler, $26, anthropologie.com

Jot It Down, Make a Note

Go ahead — get yourself a nice pen, notepad and stationery. You'll be amazed how much fun (and productive!) physically writing down your thoughts can be.

Desk Pen

Desk Pen

Photo by: Nordstrom

Nordstrom

Signature Pen, $40, nordstrom.com

Zebra Notepad

Zebra Notepad

Photo by: Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co.

Get It Done Notepad, $8, riflepaperco.com

Custom Stationery

Custom Stationery

Photo by: Minted

Minted

Custom Foil-Pressed Stationery, $65, minted.com

Look 'Em Up

Flip through your little black book to find a friend in need of a heartfelt note.

Address Book

Address Book

Photo by: Nordstrom

Nordstrom

Address Book, $32, nordstrom.com

Package Pretty

Not just any envelope will do. Spring for a stack of stylish stamps, elegant envelopes and even a custom wax seal stamp. While you're at it, brush up on your writing and send scribed envelopes that will wow friends and family alike.

Custom Stamps

Custom Stamps

Photo by: Minted

Minted

Honey Bee Stamps, $30, minted.com

Floral Envelopes

Floral Envelopes

Photo by: Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co.

Floral Envelopes, $16, riflepaperco.com

Custom Stamp

Custom Stamp

Photo by: Etsy

Etsy

Custom Stamp, $25, etsy.com

Calligraphy Set

Calligraphy Set

Photo by: Etsy

Etsy

Brush Calligraphy Starter Kit $28, etsy.com

Sort It Out

You’ll write so many notes and cards, you’ll need some way to keep track! This desk-top paper sorter is a gorgeous way to do just that.

Paper Sorter

Paper Sorter

Photo by: Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Gilded Paper Sorter $32, anthropologie.com

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